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Published:Thursday | May 16, 2019 | 1:42 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: This is an open letter to the prime minister of Jamaica, the minister of transportation and the mayor of Kingston. I recently saw the Port Authority of Jamaica share a photograph of an old ferry boat with the caption, ‘who...

Published:Thursday | May 16, 2019 | 1:42 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The telecommunication firm that goes by the acronym FLOW is doing just that: flowing right to the pits of hell. I have never seen another telecommunication provider that totally disregards their loyal customers. Every other month...

Published:Thursday | May 16, 2019 | 1:42 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: As summer approaches, the heat will approach 96 degrees in the shade and higher. Fewer trees equate to less conduits to replace water in the atmosphere. Do these professionals ever consider a link between a loss of the trees (...

Published:Thursday | May 16, 2019 | 1:41 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The call for safe and adequate transportation for our rural schools is deepening and we can no longer ignore it. For many years, principals and school administrators have lamented the situation which exists for commuting students...

Published:Thursday | May 16, 2019 | 1:40 AM

It is very galling to hear the IMF making excuses as to why its austerity prescription has not worked in Jamaica, and of course in many other places. We still have very weak growth, new jobs which don’t pay a living wage and strained social...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The story of men killing their wives and then turning the guns on themselves is no small news across Jamaica, and for far too long. Without a doubt, most of these types of crimes are as a result of intimate relationships gone wrong...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: We seem to be getting from bad to worse, it’s almost as if we forget after a while that our children are being killed and snatched from our lives, especially when the child is not a relative or someone we know. We have to come...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Suggestions have been recently made that Stephen Vasciannie be asked to fill the currently vacant position and serve as Minister of Education. There is no doubt that he would perform well in the job, but Professor Vasciannie has...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: As a young man living and attending school in St James, I would like to add my own perspective to the current discussions on crime in Western Jamaica. Frankly speaking, most of the crime is organised, gang-related and centred...

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:25 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I would like to extend hearty congratulations to the Meadforest Football Club for a job exceptionally executed in the recently concluded KSAFA Super League competition. Newly promoted Meadforest FC was placed third overall this...

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:24 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: A significant percentage of Jamaicans are gainfully employed through the surge of new hotels. The question I wish to put to both political parties is: are you allowing our human resources to be exploited the way our natural...

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:23 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Just a few years ago, Peter Bunting, in his capacity as minister of national security, was bemoaning that even with the best efforts of Jamaica’s security forces, the only solution to our national crime problem was divine...

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:23 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: As Jamaicans, we are socialised to bear our own burdens, be tough, and resilient. Childbearing is seen as a natural occurrence that ends once you give birth. In this season of celebrating mothers, we must reflect on a serious issue...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:31 AM

For the past eight years, the residents of Hope Pastures and Mona Heights in St Andrew have been tortured by noise nuisances emanating from the compound of Hope Gardens and The Hope Zoo. These residences were established between 1955 and 1962 as...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Findings from the 2017 Knowledge, Attitude, Behaviour and Practice Survey have indicated that an increasing number of Jamaicans are engaged in multiple-partner relationships. With this finding and Mackerel’s trending expression – ‘...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Teachers are expected to be the moral fabric of society, who nurture young minds and promote nation-building. However, it is becoming increasingly difficult to perform one’s task as an educator, or to remain in such profession,...

Published:Saturday | May 11, 2019 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Some years ago (2014 or 2015) I recommended, as a part of a published plan to increase our water storage, that there exists a wooded area between the Mona Reservoir and College Common Road, which could be made into a reservoir,...

Published:Saturday | May 11, 2019 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Thanks to your writer Jaristotle for drawing attention to the ‘Hocus-Pocus Traffic Tickets’ in the ‘Jottings’ of Thursday, May 9, 2019. To recap: “The police are boasting about the double-digit increase in the number of traffic...

Published:Saturday | May 11, 2019 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Last week, I mentioned to my wife that the European Champions League started with four English clubs, but none of them would be featured in the final. This comment was based on the fact that Liverpool were trailing 0-3 after the...

Published:Saturday | May 11, 2019 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I just want to congratulate all the mothers who sacrificially take care of their families, through thick and thin. Many mothers are the backbone of their families. They are the nurturers, breadwinners, nurses, and so much more....

Published:Saturday | May 11, 2019 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I am grateful for the platform that The Gleaner has given J-FLAG to discuss issues the LGBT community face in Jamaica and providing spaces for us to do so. Just two days ago, an article was published amplifying the struggle of...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:29 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: When I heard about the passing of Robin Duquesnay, it took me back to 1966 when, as a sixth former at Jamaica College, I was a member of a committee trying to publish the school magazine for that year. Two of us from the committee...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I used to say that I wouldn’t take robot taxis until I relocated to a rural community in northern Clarendon. The typical scene when you are travelling – unregulated cabs. Unless you stay home or buy yourself a car, you have to take...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: When will our politicians stop condemning crimes against children and make the move to implement the required legislation to keep Jamaica’s children safe? It is a question that has been lurking in the depths of my mind since the...

Published:Thursday | May 9, 2019 | 3:14 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The incident in which a young ‘lady’ found some monies, in an ATM on the Central Police Station compound, and handed it over to two officers, is a welcome twist from how we view our youths. She should be commended for her...

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